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TZXDuino or tapDancer Virtual Datasette to load Amstrad CPC tapes ?

06/20/2017 - 23:14Genesis8

To load an Amstrad CPC tape (or a ZX Spectrum one), you can use the old method : using a tape player. Or you can do it like a geek and use Android phone with tapDancer Virtual Datasette, but it's still a bit low tech. So for the geeks used to the HxC floppy emulator or the Gothek USB, you can use the TZX Duino.


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Source : CPCRulez's forum

Categories : emulator - hardware

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Fourth release of CHIPNSFX by CNGSoft, a multi-platform tracker and player for Z80 systems

06/13/2017 - 00:08Genesis8

Fourth release of CHIPNSFX tracker+player suite by CNGSoft : new command Control-D tells whether the current instrument is unused or the current pattern is a duplicate (Shift: erase unused instrument, turn current pattern into a link to the pattern it is a duplicate of). Minor bugfixes: inconsistencies in -P mode and in channel toggling, better compression when generating INCLUDE files, etc. Minor changes in several songs. New DESPERA1.CHP.

Source : CPCRulez's forum

Categories : music - utility

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Double Dragon on Amstrad CPC, did you play the Mastertronic or the Melbourne version ?

06/11/2017 - 21:34Genesis8

In case you didnt know like me, there were two version of the first Double Dragon written by par :


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Source : Amstrad.EU on Facebook

Category : game

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Mix Game Over and Turrican and you get Galactic Tomb by ESP Soft for Amstrad CPC

06/11/2017 - 15:06Genesis8

Announced in April 2016 by ESP Soft, Galactic Tomb is a mix of Game Over and Turrican pour Amstrad CPC with a music by McKlain.

There are two Youtube videos available :

Artaburu is working on the level 3 of the game.

The cover of the game has been done by Lorena Azpiri.

Hidden hint only for the eyes of ESP Soft, I am quite willing to test the game ! End of hidden hint.


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Source : Amstrad.ES forum

Category : game

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How-to compile and use Amstrad CPC and PCW on Linux (PC and Raspberry)

06/11/2017 - 14:38Genesis8

How-to compile and use Amstrad CPC and PCW emulators on Linux (PC and Raspberry), it's on Malagueños originales y libres (in english).

Source : Amstrad.ES's forum

Category : emulator

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Never released Amstrad CPC games till yet by Clockwise Software

06/11/2017 - 13:21Genesis8

Seen on CPCWiki's forum de CPCWIki and Indie Retro News, four Amstrad CPC games were never released but preserved by Clockwise Software. His authors have given permissiom for them to be available :

Source : CPCWiki's forum

Category : game

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FPGAmstrad on MiST-board revision r005.8.14.3 by Renaud Helias (hardware Amstrad CPC emulation)

06/11/2017 - 13:17Genesis8

New version of the Amstrad CPC core for MiST by Renaud Helias is available. : robustness (quality of code).

Source : CPCWiki's forum

Categories : emulator - hardware

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Youtube videos about Amstrad CPC graphics by MacDeath

06/11/2017 - 13:06Genesis8

If you read Amstrad CPC forums, maybe you have read a few short messages by MacDeath. No I was only joking, you have read a lot of lenghty messages by him ! But he has also done some videos on Youtube on his prefered subject : Amstrad CPC graphics. The latest video by MacDeath is Amstrad CPC Graphics Live [Se02Ep04] (french audio).


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Source : CPCWiki's Forum

Category : development

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4Mhz is announcing its next Amstrad CPC game, Profanation 2 : Escape from Abu Simbel

06/06/2017 - 22:38Genesis8

Abu Simbel Profanation edited in 1986 by Dinamic Software is a hard platform game. It was also released on ZX Spectrum and MSX. It was converted on C64 at the start of 2017.

And now its sequel has been announced by 4Mhz : Profanation 2 : Escape from Abu Simbel on Indie Retro News and Twitter.

Source : CPCWiki's forum

Category : game

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Third release of CHIPNSFX by CNGSoft, a multi-platform tracker and player for Z80 systems

06/06/2017 - 22:10Genesis8

Third release of CHIPNSFX tracker+player suite by CNGSoft : new command line options -P (cursor follows playback), -k1, -k2 and -k STR (set QWERTZ, AZERTY or custom keyboard map), following a suggestion from Beb..

Source : CPCRulez's forum

Categories : music - utility

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iMPdraw v1.2 (2016) by AST/Imp4ct, a painting program for Amstrad CPC, new demo incoming

06/06/2017 - 21:57Genesis8

Released in April 2016, iMPdraw v1.2 is the last version of this Amstrad CPC painting program by AsT. A new version will be available this year.

Other painting program exists : GOS (CPC+ only) and Claudia (CPC and CPC+).

Also, on his site, he is announcing the 1st June that he is working on a one screen demo, without a release date (soon he hopes).

Source : CPCRulez's forum

Category : utility

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Nogalious by LUEGOLU3GO STUDIOS, an incoming game for Amstrad CPC, Spectrum, MSX, C64 and PC

06/05/2017 - 18:46Genesis8

Nogalious is an upcoming game by LUEGOLU3GO STUDIOS for Amstrad CPC but also for ZX Spectrum, C64, MSX and PC. It's a game between Abu Simbel and The Maze of Galious.

You can already see :

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Terrorballs by Steven Monks, an Amstrad CPC game never released before

06/05/2017 - 18:23Genesis8

Seen on MO5, an Amstrad CPC game never released, it's a conversion of a ZX Spectrum (due to the screen size) : Terrorballs by Steven Monks (written in 1987). He is also the author of another game edited by Bug-Byte : Dogsbody (reflexion game) in 1985.

Source : MO5

Category : game

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Test of the Amstrad GX4000 console by Nostalagia Nerd onr Youtube

06/04/2017 - 10:43Genesis8

Nostalgia Nerd did a video on the Amstrad CPC Story, but as I wanted to listen to Burnin' Rubber music, I found a test of the Amstrad GX4000 console (October 2015) by him.


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Source : Youtube

Category : hardware

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Chip-8 emulation on Amstrad PCW by Habi Soft

06/03/2017 - 16:47Genesis8

Habi Soft also wrote an emulation of the Chip-8 (wiki) on Amstrad PCW.

Chip-8 emulation on Amstrad PCW

Source : Twitter

Category : emulator

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